St Petersburg Practical Information: Public Transport
This week’s practical information is all about public transport within the city. There’s a wide range of ways to get around the city and although you can do it on foot, of course, the public transport here is cheap and efficient and definitely worth using.
The metro is the most obvious choice: with five lines in operation and a sixth under construction, the metro system is extensive and cheap and the quickest way to get around the city. Trains run daily from 5.30am until 1am, but don’t forget that the connections between the lines close around 00.30am – in particular, the connections between Mayakovskaya and Ploschad Vosstaniya on the green and red lines and between Gostiny Dvor and Nevsky Prospect on the green and blue lines. Where the lines cross, the stations have different names depending on the line, even though the stations are the same place so don’t get too confused! For example: Mayakovskaya and Ploschad Vosstaniya are the same place, just with different names for the green and red lines.